A Different Sort of Vase

A Different Sort of Vase

A Different Sort of Vase

You know those chip and dip bowls with the dip area in the center and an outer bowl around it?  I thought that was a very interesting shape.  So using a plaster mold made from the outer chip bowl I made a couple of interesting vases. Here is a different sort of vase!

I only had one plaster mold which would only make a half profile of the vase I wanted, which was one with a hole in the center. With a happy accident, when I went to lay out my second slab for the other half, I used a different clay body than the first. So that became a V-shaped vase instead.

A Different Sort of Vase

Each vase was coated in either white or black slip on the inside and outside. Then I filled a small squeeze bottle with the slips and a teal slip and applied random, raised squiggle lines. Both vases were glazed with a celedon glaze.
These will be so fun to add flowers from my garden in the summer and fall! I love the way they complement each other with the glaze colors and texture. I envision tall flowers in the taller vase, and some clusters of shorter flowers and greenery in the “V” vase!


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